Summer may be drawing to an end but there’s still plenty to be excited about; we have two more Peruvian restaurants coming to London! Peruvian food is taking the capital by storm. Just three years ago, I had but a handful of South American restaurants to review. Nowadays it’s a very different story – I can barely keep up!
Señor Ceviche, Soho
Yes, that’s right, I’m excited to report that our favourite Peruvian pop-up, Señor Ceviche, is taking up permanent residence in Carnaby Street this October! Serving up tasty courses of fresh ceviche, BBQ street food, and Pisco Sour cocktails in lively venues with a fun-loving atmosphere, Señor Ceviche is easily my favourite London pop-up. Having visited Harry and team at Señor Ceviche twice before, I’m pretty excited to see what the permanent restaurant has in store for us.
With decor inspired by the bohemian and artistic streets of Lima’s party district, Barranco, Señor Ceviche will serve up some vibrant Peruvian attitude in the heart of Soho. Look out for Señor Ceviche’s signature dishes of Seabream & King Prawn Ceviche with Crispy Baby Squid and BBQ Super Chicken with Rocotto Chilli Mayonnaise, and don’t even think about leaving before you try a frozen Pisco cocktail.
So if you’ve missed out on Señor Ceviche so far, you’ve now got no excuse. Despite the local competition of the original Peruvian resident in Soho, Ceviche, I think that Señor Ceviche has the right ingredients to take Soho by storm. My only concern is that it becomes too popular and will no longer be our little Peruvian secret…
Follow @SenorCevicheLDN to find out more.
Pachamama Bar & Kitchen, Marylebone
A newbie to the Peruvian restaurant scene Pachamama Bar & Kitchen will open its doors in October, bringing the culinary diversity of Peruvian food together with classic British flavours. Whilst slightly more formal in style, Pachamama’s menu is designed, like with other Peruvian restaurants, for sampling and sharing. Small plates and large plates encourage diners to order for the table and share with a tapas-style dining experience.
Using fresh British produce and adding a little Peruvian flare, dishes will include a ceviche-style salmon with watercress, horseradish, beetroot and Bleeding Tiger’s Milk and Whole Cornish Lobster with truffled purple potato salad. Together with home-infused Pisco with seasonal berries and herbs and a fine selection of South American wines, Pachamama aims to give Peruvian food some flare. Bringing Peruvian food to the fancy Marylebone restaurant scene, I look forward to seeing what Pachamama have to offer…
Follow @pachamama_ldn on Twitter for details of their soft-launch.